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Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlottesville fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2021 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Charlottesville peaked in April 2020 at 10.6% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Charlottesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Virginia 4.7% -0.4 -6.6
Charlottesville 4.4% -0.1 -6.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Charlottesville, Virginia, National

Charlottesville, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Charlottesville peaked in April 2020 at 12,420. There are now 7,406 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Charlottesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlottesville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlottesville 5,014 -202 -7,406

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 4.7% 4.4% 5,014
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 4.5% 5,216
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 4.6% 5,333
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 4.7% 5,455
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.5% 6,386
November
2020
6.7% 5.8% 5.1% 5,860
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 5.4% 6,205
September
2020
7.8% 6.6% 5.8% 6,732
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 6.4% 7,484
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 7.3% 8,538
June
2020
11.1% 8.8% 8.5% 9,995

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.